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I just got back from the emergency vet after leaving our Jack Russell all hooked up to a bunch of tubes. She's was rattlesnake bit on the lip. Silly dog is always hunting, but this time she met the wrong prey. Anyway, she is spending the night, and who knows how long, at the vets. Luckily, she just had her rattlesnake booster shot last week - so she should heal up alright. Now I have the hebejeebeee's about rattlesnakes here on our property! Poor little dog - she was in a lot of pain with extremely swollen lips! I hate snakes!
Looking at the database for the Davis VF yahoo group, I'd venture a guess of 1899/1900, since there's a machine registered on the database with a receipt dated 8/11/1898 with a serial #697797, and the next machine on the list has a dated receipt of 10/19/1900 and a serial #780429.
Yes, A new Yahoo group that includes all Davis machines not just the VF's. Not much chat mainly serial numbers and informative articles and ads about the company.
Nancy, sorry about your little dog. I am afraid of snakes here too. Our dog was bit last summer and left a hole in this side for a while. All is healed now.
Jon, here is another Davis serial number to look for when you look for Nancy's. Our oldest Davis serial number is 457488.
pat. date on face plate is May 20, 1876.
Last edited by Crossstitcher; 05-01-2012 at 06:52 AM.
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Trish, my guess for yours would be 1890/91....but let's see what Jon says!
Yikes, Nancy! I'm happy to say all we get is Garter snakes here in the Sac. area. But, I almost put my hand in a glove that had a black widow nested in it. Eeeeeek.
Just an FYI, that 301 longbed, ebay auction closed so you may be getting an e-mail "So, sorry we were out of town..." hahaha.